Nonmetric Temporal Path Analysis (NTPA):
An Alternative to the Linear Models Approach for
Verification of Stochastic Educational Relations


Theodore W. Frick

Graduate School, Indiana University

Copyright, 1983

This methodology, NTPA, was subsequently renamed: Analysis of Patterns in Time. See: Frick, T. W., (1990). Analysis of Patterns in Time (APT): A Method of Recording and Quantifying Temporal Relations in Education. American Educational Research Journal, 27(1), 180-204. The name was changed to APT in order to prevent confusion with path analysis, a very different analytic technique.

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